ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 01, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic national committee prepares to meet and confirm whomever Senator George McGovern chooses as new Vice President running mate. Senator Thomas Eagleton, having withdrawn from ticket, resumes Senator duties.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Bethesda, Maryland) Eagleton leaves home for television interview. (DC) At his office he takes calls, prepares speech to support McGovern amendment to cut defense spending. [EAGLETON - says McGovern was satisfied Eagleton's health is sound, but discussion of it diverted attention from important issues, and further divided Democratic party Says he might write a book "That Was The Week That Was" if title hasn't been copyrighted by David Frost; Recalls Robert Kennedy's book on Cuban missile crisis, "13 Days." Says he, Eagleton, was Vice Presidential candidate 15 1/2 days.] Signs official withdrawal letter to Democratic national committee chairperson Jean Westwood. Jack Anderson retracts story about Eagleton's alleged drunken driving record.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman
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